An exquisite 4.12-carat Paraiba tourmaline displays its brilliant aqua color in this contemporary ring. Paraiba tourmalines are among the most exciting gemstones in the world, and this stone exhibits the signature neon blue-green color seen only in the finest specimens. This dynamic pear-shaped jewel is paired with a 2.93-carat white diamond of D color with VS1 clarity characteristics. An additional 1.05 carats of round brilliant-cut diamonds surround the jewels and travel down the entire band of this hand-crafted platinum mounting.
Only first discovered in Brazil in 1989, Paraiba tourmalines are now found in two places in the world: Brazil and Africa. The gems of Brazil, by far, possess the greatest fire and brilliance compared to the African variety, which tends to be more green and muted. These stones owe their spectacular coloring to the presence of copper in the stone. Due to the specific mineral composition of the Brazilian mine, nature has created a gemstone that stands out among all others and is considered even rarer than diamonds.Click here to view a video of this item.